LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY
Continuous, flowing or staccato movements, which blend smoothly from one to the next, using a variety of music tempos. Emphasis is on expressive movements ie: emitting a feeling. Utilizing the techniques of ballet and jazz, while overlapping with elements of modern dance, these two genres have grown to dominate performances, as well as dance schools, across the United States. Use of floor work, changing patterns, rhythms, strength in the core, creating shapes and quick leg work, are all characteristics of these styles.